Sulu DC (AAPI Arts Organization) celebrates its 2nd Annviersary!

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Arts Organization, Sulu DC,

Celebrates its 2nd Year Anniversary

November 19, 6:30 PM, Artisphere, $20

Recognized as “The Face of DC Poetry” by The Washington Post, Sulu DC will celebrate its second year of presenting high-quality showcases of Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) performance artists at a special fundraiser Anniversary & Awards Show on Saturday, November 19 at Artisphere in Arlington, VA.

This special night of performances from AAPI artists will be hosted by critically acclaimed spoken word pioneer, Regie Cabico and will feature:

  • A screening of “Wedding Night” and other short films by deaf filmmaker Sabina England;
  • Keva I. Lee, a professional dominatrix and former counselor for sex workers in the criminal justice system;
  • Chip Han, Virginia-based beat boxer and winner of the 2010 Kollaboration DC talent showcase;
  • J Pharaoh & the Manhattan Project, a hip-hop/soul/rock band out of Virginia Beach
  • DJ Boo, a Filipino-American DJ and musician based in New York

The show will also celebrate and recognize members of the local and regional AAPI community by presenting the following awards: Artist of the Year, Community Contribution, Community Partner, as well as the Sulu DC Audience, Star, and House Awards.

Sulu DC’s 2011 accomplishments include presenting its first College Show at Georgetown University, receiving the Outstanding Program Award and Commitment to Diversity in the Arts Award from Georgetown University, producing a show for INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival, continuing its monthly showcases of AAPI artists and being highlighted by the National Endowment for the Arts during National Arts and Humanities Month.

“Sulu DC has grown so much during its second year, and we are excited to share our accomplishments with our community,” says Jenny Lares, Executive Director of Sulu DC. “We hope that in 2012, Sulu DC will have the capacity and resources to further fulfill our mission to strengthen the AAPI artist community by expanding our arts education programming and inspiring the next generation of AAPI artists.”

The 2nd Anniversary and Awards Show will take place on Saturday, November 19 at 6:30 pm at Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209. Tickets are available online for $20. To purchase tickets, visit The show is supported in part by Toki Underground, DC APA Film, Ichiban Sushi in McLean and Artisphere.

More information about the show’s artists, Sulu DC and donating to Sulu DC is available at

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